Home Brew Recipes
It’s homebrew time again! This time we tried to see if we could recreate Guinness at home using our Grainfather, and ingredients that we picked up from The Malt Miller. We tried to make Guinness Extra Stout (which I think is the same as Guinness Original) rather than the current Guinness Draught that you may be more used to now using a 40-year-old recipe from Dave Line’s book “Brewing Beers like those you buy”

Shockingly we’re pretty sober on this one. We had only had a bit of Erdinger for breakfast and then went straight into reviewing.

This Guinness Extra Stout clone turned out spot on looks-wise, Identical aroma, but it wasn’t quite there on taste. We will dial back the bitterness on V2. Don’t get me wrong though, it was a fantastic beer!

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0:00 Intro
1:16 History
2:50 Looks
4:17 Aroma
6:05 Taste Part 1
8:08 Brewday Footage
10:21 Taste Part 2
12:43 Price
14:16 Sessionability
17:14 Oyster Score

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Guinness Clone Recipe and Tasting – Can we make Guinness in a Grainfather?

Ingredients
Crisp Best (Pale) Ale Malt (4000 grams)
Crisp Roasted Barley (570 grams)
Crisp Flaked Torrefied Barley (1140 grams)
Bullion 100g Whole Hops (1 packs)
Northern Brewer Pellets (106 grams)
WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast (1 packs)

Method
Beer Style (main): Irish Ales
Beer Style (sub): Export-Style Stout
Batch Size: 25L
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.011
ABV %: 5.3
IBU: 99

THE MASH
Temperature °C: 65
Length (mins): 60
Out temp °C: 75
Out time (mins): 10

THE BOIL
Boil time (mins): 60

Additions and timing:

35g Bullion 60 mins
100g Northern Brewer 60 mins

Secondary additions and timing:

n/a

Yeast: WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast
Fermentation temperature/steps: 18 degrees – 10 days

Homebrew Stout Recipe and Tasting – Can we make Guinness in a Grainfather?

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